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Campaign For Girls

The Campaign for Girls in Arizona is an effort by Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council to achieve better outcomes for Arizona’s girls by transforming our existing 14.5-acre property in South Phoenix (formerly Camp Sombrero) into the Bob and Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain.  

We are 80% to our goal of raising $18 million for the Campaign for Girls. Due to the generosity of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, all gifts received between June 1 and December 31, 2017 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1.6 million-dollars. This will help us raise the remaining $3.2 million needed to complete the Campaign for Girls. 


Why is this Important?

“When you invest in a girl/woman, you invest in a family, a community, and ultimately the nation.”   – Kathy Cloninger, former GSUSA CEO

No one knows more about girls than Girl Scouts! We know when girls are given the opportunity to discover their strengths and talents, they can become a positive force in their families and communities. In fact, nearly 80% of Girl Scout alumnae attribute their personal and professional success to Girl Scouting.

You can make a difference. Your support of the Campaign for Girls will empower girls to realize their full potential and is an investment that gives them the opportunity to build confidence, courage, and character to make the world a better place.


Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain 

In March 2015 we broke ground on the Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain. The 14.5-acre piece of land was previously Camp Sombrero, a facility that served our council for nearly 70 years. Construction of the new leadership center was completed in March 2017 and is now serving girls.

Perched on the side of South Mountain, this new facility is a year-round urban program center, with camp appeal, and fully ADA accessible, with relevant programming in the areas of STEM, life skills, outdoors, and entrepreneurism.

The facility will serve our girl membership as well as the surrounding community, and provide a gathering place for girls, women, partners, community leaders. The Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain has large and small meeting and training spaces, a pool and sports field, a Girl Scout shop, three activity centers and 15 temperature-controlled cabins so girls can have year-around overnight camp experiences. This property, perched on the side of South Mountain, will become a vibrant center in the South Phoenix community. 

This new Parsons Leadership Center is a place where all girls can grow in their ability, take healthy risks, develop a strong sense of self and grow into our community’s future leaders. 

Visit our YouTube page to experience the journey our Council took to build a state-of-the art facility for girls! 

Invest in Girls. Change the World. 

Your gift can make a difference in the lives of girls. We invite you to join us! Support the Campaign for Girls in Arizona.

Gifts may be made in cash, a single or multi-year pledge, corporate gifts, matching gifts, stocks and bequests. Your charitable gift is tax-deductible as GSACPC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts given between June 1st and December 31st will be matched dollar for dollar by The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

Other Ways You Can Help
  • Connect us with others who want to make an impact by investing
    in girls.
  • Host a cocktail party in your home to spread the word.
  • Sign up for a tour of the new Leadership Center.
  • Donate proceeds from your event to the Campaign for Girls.

Contact us if you are interested in helping on one of these ways!

Learn more by contacting:

Christina Spicer, Senior Associate, Fund Development  |  602-452-7075